Requirements for PhD Degree



  • Three special courses in the specialty in each of the two semesters (12 credit hours).
  • To qualify for registration of the research point, Candidates should successfully pass the courses with a minimum GPA 2.0 level.
  • Completion of an original research project that represents a significant scientific contribution that leads to the submission of an acceptable PhD thesis.
  • Upon timely completion of the thesis research project, the candidate prepares a thesis and submits the final draft to his thesis supervisors. The committee ascertains the suitability of the draft and recommends amendments, which the candidate must complete before the final defense is scheduled. Once approved by the committee, permission is granted for the candidate to present and defend his or her thesis in a public seminar.
  • Defense of PhD Thesis (48 credit hours).